Aug 292014
 
  West Sacramento’s Jack Hargrove, 13, trains for next month’s cyclocross event near the ziggurat.  Cyclocross bikes are related to road racing bikes but with bigger tires and other adaptations. Competitors must often carry their bikes over obstacles and impassable terrain on a cyclocross course.  (Photo courtesy of Jeff Namba.)

West Sacramento’s Jack Hargrove, 13, trains for next month’s cyclocross event near the ziggurat. Cyclocross bikes are related to road racing bikes but with bigger tires and other adaptations. Competitors must often carry their bikes over obstacles and impassable terrain on a cyclocross course. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Namba.)

NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 27, 2014 –

FOOD TRUCKS, BEER FOR SALE AND LIVE MUSIC ALSO AT THE SITE NEAR THE ‘ZIGGURAT’ BUILDING –

The sport of “cyclocross” is coming to the West Sacramento riverfront on Sept 6.

West Sacramento’s Matthew Hargrove joined with the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce in announcing that bicycle racers of all levels are invited to sign up for the action, which begins at 10:15 a.m. at 651 Second Street, along the Riverwalk Park.

Cyclocross “is a form of bicycle racing where competitors race laps around a course featuring grass, dirt, mud, gravel, sand and obstacles.” Winners are determined by elapsed time.

The inaugural West Sacramento Cyclocross Grand Prix will take place on a closed course between the I Street and Tower bridges. Over 250 competitors are expected, and will give out cash and prizes for winners. There will be beginner’s races and “professional/expert” races.

Admission is free to spectators. There will be a pair of local bands, “Pets” and “Sneeze Attack!,” performing throughout the day, as well as food and drinks for sale from Bike Dog Brewery, DogTown and California Love Truck.

Sponsors include Cedaron.

To register, visit https://timeyourrace.com/GCX/RegMain.asp.

For more information, contact Hargrove at (916) 248-9533 or matthewhargrove@msn.com, or Meaghan Pierelli at 371-7042 or Meaghan@mail.westsacramentochamber.com.

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